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How to enter and exit Full Screen mode in Windows virtual machine

  • Parallels Desktop
  • Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition


You can set Parallels virtual machine to occupy your entire screen, so it looks just like it would if you were using a Windows PC. In Full Screen mode, Mac OS X and all of the Parallels Desktop controls are hidden.

To switch to Full Screen mode, do one of the following:

  • From Coherence mode, click the Parallels icon || in the menu bar, then choose Exit Coherence. Then click the View menu and select Enter Full Screen.

  • From Window mode, choose View > Enter Full Screen or click the Full Screen icon in the top right corner of the virtual machine window.

To exit Full Screen mode, do one of the following:

  • Press Command-Control-F.

  • Move the pointer to the top of the screen until the macOS menu bar appears and click View > Exit Full Screen.

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